Sources and GNU/Linux binaries for X11 cvsim are available on this page. Please note that these are unsupported. A greatly improved Java implementation of the CVSim model is available here and is recommended.
If you wish to install the GNU/Linux binaries:
If you have a reasonably recent version of Linux (e.g., Red Hat 7.x or later, or Fedora) and you wish to install the binaries, do this:
Download cvsim-bin.tar.gz and save it in your /tmp directory (or any other convenient location).
As root, do this:
cd / tar xfvz /tmp/cvsim-bin.tar.gz
(Substitute the actual location for /tmp above if necessary.)
This installs /usr/local/bin/cvsim, /usr/local/bin/cvsbin, /usr/local/bin/xdpr, and a directory of files (/usr/local/lib/cvsim/) used by cvsim at run time.
If you wish to compile and install from the sources:
If you do not have a recent version of Linux, or if you don't wish to install cvsim in /usr/local, you will need to compile the sources. This procedure has been tested successfully under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X (using Apple's xcode development tools and the X11 SDK included in current Mac OS X CD sets), MS-Windows (using Cygwin), and Solaris. It should be possible to compile cvsim on any modern Unix/X11 platform; to do so, you will need to have the standard X11 libraries (Xaw, Xmu, Xext, Xt, and X11) and their associated *.h files.
Download cvsim-src.tar.gz to any convenient location, and unpack it by:
tar xfvz cvsim-src.tar.gz
Enter the new directory and follow the instructions in the 00README file you will find there:
cd cvsim-src more 00README
These instructions tell you how to customize your installation (e.g., if you don't wish to install cvsim in /usr/local, or if your X11 libraries are not in /usr/X11R6/lib).
In most cases, you will be able to compile and install cvsim by typing:
Once cvsim has been installed, start your X server if it is not already running, then run cvsim by typing:
If this doesn't work, check that /usr/local/bin (or the directory in which cvsim was installed) is in your PATH and is readable.
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Updated Friday, 10 July 2015 at 16:08 EDT